Kettering Part 2 Local Plan Consultation Events

Published: Monday, 13th January 2020

Kettering Borough Council has launched a consultation on the Borough’s Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan.

A series of seven consultation events are planned for venues across the Borough.  Officers will be available between 5-7pm to discuss the contents of the Plan and the evidence gathered to conclude on the policies contained within it.  Also, advice can be provided on how representations can be made, before they are considered by a Planning Inspector following Submission of the Local Plan.  The dates and venues for the events are provided below:

13th January

Rothwell Community Centre, Well Lane, Rothwell

14th January

The Village Hall, Queen Street, Geddington

15th January

The Centre, Main Street, Mawsley

16th January

Civic Centre, High Street, Burton Latimer

20th January

Stoke Albany Village Hall, Ashley Road, Stoke Albany

21st January

Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough

23rd January

KBC Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering

Kettering Borough benefits from planning policies provided by the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (adopted July 2016).  This includes a range of strategic policies which provide the overarching direction to guide investment in growth and development, and in determining planning applications, this makes up the Part 1 Local Plan.  The Part 2 Local Plan is specific to Kettering Borough, making smaller-scale land allocations and defining local detail adding to policies contained within the Joint Core Strategy.  Planning policies are also coming through from communities involved in Neighbourhood Planning.

The Part 2 Local Plan has been taking shape over a number of years, including several consultations with stakeholders and local communities.  As such, the Plan is now at an advanced stage and the Council is consulting on the final version of the Plan, ahead of Submitting it to the Secretary of State for Examination.

Cllr Ian Jelley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Strategic Delivery & Environment, said:

“A significant amount of Council time and effort has gone into collecting the evidence necessary to prepare this Local Plan.  I would urge anyone wishing to find out more or comment on the Plan, for or against, to attend one of the drop-in events.  Officers will be happy to advise on the Plan and how to best go about contributing with comments.”

James Wilson, Interim Head of Development Services, said:

“The Part 2 Local Plan makes allocations for housing, employment and green spaces in our towns and villages, contributing to policies advocating development in the Joint Core Strategy.  This Plan will further support growth and investment in development across the Borough, whilst also providing active green spaces for recreation and relaxation.  These sessions are important for anyone interested in how the Part 2 Local Plan may affect their local community.”

The closing date for the receipt of representations is 5.30pm on Wednesday 12th February.  More details on the Part 2 Local Plan and the schedule of event can be viewed on the Council’s website www.kettering.gov.uk

Visit kettering.gov.uk and search Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan